The top festive pet names in the UK this Christmas

See where your pet’s festive name ranks as Agria Pet Insurance share the top Christmassy cat and dog names in the UK.

Holly is by far the most popular festive dog name with more than double the number of Holly’s compared with Christmas position two, Elsa. ‘Holly’ and ‘Elsa’ are both the most popular names among Labrador Retrievers.

As it should be, there is only one dog named Rudolph – a Cockapoo (hopefully without the red nose), but confusingly Agria has two dogs named ‘Santa’ – a Portuguese Water Dog and a Toy Poodle. Finally, there is a single ‘Turkey’ – yet another Labrador Retriever.

The top 10 festive dog names are:

1 Holly

2 Elsa

3 Star

4 Angel

5 Snowy

6 Goose

7 Pudding

8 Comet

9 Dasher

10 Vixen

As is representative of the cat population of the UK, all of the top festive names were most popular among moggies. However, Ragdolls followed by Maine Coons were the next most likely to be named after something festive.

The top 10 festive cat names:

1 Angel

2 Snowy

3 Holly

4 Elsa

5 Ivy

6 Star

7 Goose

8 Pudding

9 Comet

10 Cupid


The data used in the research to collate the names was collected from all live policies underwritten by Agria Pet Insurance in December 2020.